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Title Goals for academic writing : ESL students and their instructors / edited by Alister Cumming
Published Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : John Benjamins Pub. Co., [2006]
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 204 pages) : illustrations
Series Language learning and language teaching, 1569-9471 ; v. 15
Language learning and language teaching ; v. 15. 1569-9471
Contents Introduction, purpose, and conceptual foundations / Alister Cumming -- Context and design of the research / Alister Cumming -- Students' goals for ESl and university courses / Ally Zhou [and others] -- A study of contrasts : ESL and university instructors' goals for writing improvement / Jill Cummings, Usman Erdösy, and Alister Cumming -- Nine Chinese students writing in Canadian university courses / Luxin Yang -- Students' and instructors' assessments of the attainment of writing goals / Khaled Barkaoui and Jia Fei -- The language of intentions for writing improvement : a systemic functional linguistic analysis / Michael Busch -- Goals, motivations, and identities of three students writing in English / Tae-Young Kim, Kyoko Baba, and Alister Cumming -- Variations in goals and activities for multilingual writing / Guillaume Gentil -- Implications of pedagogy, policy, and research / Alister Cumming
Summary This book documents the results of a multi-year project that investigated the goals for writing improvement among 45 students and their instructors in intensive courses of English as a Second Language (ESL) then, a year later, in academic programs at two Canadian universities. The researchers present a detailed framework to describe these goals from the perspectives of the students as well as their instructors. The goals are analyzed for groups of students from particular backgrounds internationally, for changes over time, and in relation to the ESL and academic courses. The authors use activi
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 174-188) and index
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Subject Academic writing -- Study and teaching -- Canada.
English language -- Rhetoric -- Study and teaching -- Foreign speakers
English language -- Rhetoric -- Study and teaching -- Canada.
English language -- Study and teaching -- Foreign speakers -- Research.
English language -- Written English.
Form Electronic book
Author Cumming, Alister H.
LC no. 2006047724
ISBN 9027219699 (alk. paper)
9027219710 (paperback; alk. paper)
9027293317 (electronic bk.)
9789027219695 (alk. paper)
9789027219718 (paperback; alk. paper)
9789027293312 (electronic bk.)